VANDERBILT DIVINITY SCHOOL
The Divinity School offers a generous scholarship program to PhD Candidates. Every student receives financial aid with the basic award being around 100% of tuition, a stipend of $18,000 and health insurance guaranteed for 5 years, based upon adequate progress. In addition, the Program in Theology and Practice awards five fellowships each year to students beginning Ph.D. studies in Religion at Vanderbilt (Fellowships in Theology and Practice). Fellows may earn their Ph.D. in any of the eight areas in which the Graduate Department of Religion offers the degree. The fellowships immerse students in interdisciplinary study and in regular conversation with experienced practitioners, offer relationships with mentors, opportunities for vocational reflection, and close ties with a strong cohort of fellow students, and support opportunities to practice teaching for ministry at the Vanderbilt Divinity School and in area theological schools. The fellowships provide full tuition and a stipend for up to six years of study.
Fernando SegoviaOberlin Graduate Professor of New Testament and Early ChristianityExpertise in Early Christian Origins, Theological Studies, and Cultural Studies
Hispanic Centers and Programs
The University’s Center for Latin-American Studies provides numerous opportunities for faculty and graduate students each term.
Library Resources-Special Collections
The Jean and Alexander Heard Library provides access to an ample range of resources on Latin America within its general collection.
At Vanderbilt, Hispanic students are automatically entitled to participate in the Vanderbilt Association of Hispanic Students. Graduates relate to the Vanderbilt Hispanic Alumni Networks.
Former HTI Fellows/HTIC Scholars
Klem-Marí Cajigas Chimelis2007-2008 Doctoral, 2008-2009 Doctoral Renewal Fellow, and 2009-2010 Comprehensive Exams Year Fellow Juan Escarfuller2003-2004 Doctoral, 2004-2005 Doctoral Renewal Fellow, and 2005-2006 Comprehensive Exams Year Fellow Leticia Guardiola-SáenzAssistant Professor Christian ScripturesSeattle University School of Theology and Ministry1998-1999 Dissertation Year Fellow Gilberto MedinaAdjunct ProfessorGarrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary1997-1998 Doctoral and 1999-2000 Dissertation Year Fellow Luis Menéndez Antuña
2013-2014 Dissertation Year Scholar
Rubén Muñoz-LarrondoAssistant Professor of Biblical StudiesAndrews University2000-2001 Doctoral, 2001-2002 Doctoral Renewal, 2002-2003 Comprehensive Exams Year, and 2005-2006 Dissertation Year Fellow Lis Valle
2013-2014 First-Year Doctoral Scholar Jonathan Warren2009-2010 Doctoral and 2010-2011 Comprehensive Exams Year Fellow
The HTIC person to contact for information on Ph.D. studies at Vanderbilt Divinity School is:
Name: James P. ByrdTitle: Associate Dean for Graduate EducationTelephone: 615-343-3976Email: firstname.lastname@example.org